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Standing Committee on Pro Bono
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Standing Committee on Pro Bono


Mission and Goals




The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.

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  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.



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      Section Events

        The Role of Gender in ADR

        11/18/2014-11/18/2014

        Join us on November 18 at 12:00 noon Eastern Time for a conversation with two leading scholars in the field of negotiation as they speak to their findings on the impact of gender on negotiations. Listen in while they discuss the common assumptions, personal experiences, and their respective approaches ...

        The Successful Road to Settlement: The Intersect of Mediation and Judicial Settlement Conferences

        01/12/2015-01/12/2015

        Description: This far-ranging discussion will include consideration of best practices in settlement conferences, making opening statements, preparation for mediation and settlement conferences, breaking impasse and effective tools for attorneys to use while advocating for their client in mediation and ...

        Before the Session Starts: How to Prepare for Mediation

        01/13/2015-01/13/2015

        Program Description: The panel of national experts will reveal the preparation techniques they use to maximize opportunities for favorable settlements and gain advantage for their client. The panel will discuss: selecting a mediator, process design, managing client expectations, written submissions, ...


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      Modified by Gina Viola Brown on February 11, 2014

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